Authorea

Authorea

Online collaborative writing tool where people write, share and discuss scientific research. Authorea was acquired by Wiley in 2018.

Authorea is a New York based technology company developing an online collaborative platform for academic and technical writing. The platform allows scientists, researchers, and scholars to interactively design, contribute, and collaborate on research documents in a single place. The company aims to encourage the dissemination of more open, transparent and reproduce-able research.

Product

Authorea is a web-based document editor designed for scientific research documentation, collaboration, and publication. Authorea supports LaTeX editing with rich-text or markdown formatting for editing documents. It makes it easier for users to cite, include equations, host files, collaborate, and distribute the documents. Users can choose from over 8000 journal templates within the platform. The editor can search and manage full citations from CrossRef and PubMed from within the editor. The platform keeps versions of document and history of all edits from user and collaborators with Git, behind the scenes. For embedding code, equations, and visualization of data it supports Jupyter notebooks Plotly, D3.js, Carto framework.

The service is free to use for creating and publishing research paper to the public. Free users get 3 private documents, and students get 10. Paid plans are available to keep more than 10 documents private.

History

Co-founded by Alberto Pepe and Nathan Jenkins on June 2, 2012, the headquarter is located in Brooklyn, New York. Alberto is an astrophysicist and Nathan has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Geneva. Both founders worked in CERN before starting Authorea. Authorea was created because traditional word processing editors were not meant for research writing. Atypon, part of Wiley Publishing acquired Authorea in September of 2018.

Timeline

September 9, 2018

Authorea is acquired by Atypon and joins the Wiley family!

November 10, 2016

Authorea acquires Winnower

The acquisition follows a financing round led by Lux Capital and joined by Bloomberg Beta, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, TechHammer, ff Venture Capital, and New York Angels.

September 22, 2014

Authorea has closed a $610,000 seed round, jointly led by ff Venture Capital and NY Angels.

2014

Authorea was founded by Alberto Pepe and Nathan Jenkins.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Goulburn

Board member

Alain Bankier

Investor

Alan Rice

Employee

Alberto Escarlate

Advisor

Alberto Pepe

Employee

Daniel Goldman

Employee

David Banys

Employee

David Bozin

Advisor

David Teten

Board member

Deyan Ginev

Employee

Eli Bressert

Advisor

John Frankel

Investor

Joshua Nicholson

Employee

Karolina Mosiadz

Employee

Matteo Cantiello

Employee

Morgan Polotan

Investor

Nathan Jenkins

Employee

Neves Purificaçao Rodrigues

Employee

Sacha Levy

Advisor

Samuel Arbesman

Advisor

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

A quick introduction to Authorea

Nov 10, 2017

Authorea.com - the modern way to write and publish research

Mar 22, 2017

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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